|127 mm/50 3rd Year Type on a Type C mount3 х 2 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire10.51 shots/min.|
|Reload Time5.71 sec.|
|Rotation Speed7.9 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time22.78 sec.|
|Firing Range10.95 km.|
|Maximum Dispersion97 m.|
|HE Shell127 mm HE Type1|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage2,150|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell9 %|
|Initial HE Shell Velocity915 m./s.|
|HE Shell Weight23 kg.|
|AP Shell127 mm AP Type0|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage2,200|
|Initial AP Shell Velocity915 m./s.|
|AP Shell Weight23 kg.|
|610 mm Quad2 х 4 pcs.|
|Rate of Fire0.54 shots/min.|
|Reload Time112 sec.|
|Rotation Speed25 deg./sec.|
|180 Degree Turn Time7.2 sec.|
|TorpedoType93 mod. 2|
|Torpedo Speed67 knot|
|Torpedo Range9.99 km.|
|127 mm/50 3rd Year Type on a Type C mount3 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second30.3|
|. . . Firing Range5.01 km.|
|25 mm/60 Type 96 on a twin mount3 х 2 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second8.1|
|. . . Firing Range2.49 km.|
|25 mm/60 Type 96 on a single mount4 х 1 pcs.|
|. . . Average Damage per Second7.2|
|. . . Firing Range2.49 km.|
|Maximum Speed35.5 knot|
|Turning Circle Radius640 m.|
|Rudder Shift Time5.1 sec.|
|Surface Detectability Range7.02 km.|
|Air Detectability Range3.12 km.|
Yūgumo — Japanese Tier IX destroyer.
Developed from the preceding Kagero-class destroyers, the very similar Yūgumo-class was a minor revision featuring new main gun mounts capable of high angle fire, reinforced AA defenses and a streamlined bridge structure.
|Rate of Fire|
|180° Turn Time|
|Maximum HE Shell Damage|
|Chance of Fire on Target Caused by HE Shell|
|Maximum AP Shell Damage
|127 mm/50 3rd Year Type on a Type C mount||10.5||22.78||97||2,150||9||2,200||0||1,000,000|
|Secondary Gun Turrets|
|Firing Range Increase|
|Maximum Firing Range
|Type9 mod. 1||0||10.9||0||530,000|
|Type9 mod. 2||10||12||14,000||1,100,000|
Yūgumo is penultimate destroyer in the "torpedo boat" branch of the Japanese tech. Captains who have progressed this far up the branch will be well-familiar with the layout of the ship, but will probably be disappointed in how few improvements there are over Tier VIII's Kagero lurking inside the hull.
One big improvement is the reload time of Yūgumo’s main battery guns. The reload time of her 127mm/50 Type3 guns is a mere 5.7 seconds; glacially slow by American destroyer standards, but a speed heretofore unseen with Japanese 127 mm guns. With the right mix of upgrades and commander skills that number can drop even lower, bringing her DPM close to a true gunboat, though she will still lack the raw DPM of American destroyers or the excellent ballistics of Russian destroyers. Her main battery range goes up significantly as well, further emphasizing the benefits of her improved reload speed. Her turret traverse is much improved, too, but a 22.8 second 180° traverse time is very much in keeping with the flavor of her predecessors.
Yūgumo has the option of two torpedo upgrades from the stock Type 93 mod. 2. The first upgrade is to Type F3 which is outrageously fast at 76 knots but at the cost of 2 km of range. The recommended choice, however, is the final upgrade — Type93 mod. 3, which remain at 67 knots but with a range of 12 km and a near-24K wallop. Most captains will choose the Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 () upgrade to improve speed to 70 kts and offset the risk of Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 () that improves reload time to 97 seconds.Most everything else remains as it was from Kagero. Her speed improves slightly (0.5 knots), and her handling characteristics remain virtually identical. Her main battery is now dual-purpose, but practically in name only; it does a better job giving away her presence to nearby planes than actually defending the ship and should generally be ordered to hold fire. Her health pool goes up by the slimmest of amounts (400 hit points). Even Yūgumo’s detection radius is worse than Kagero, but it's very slight and not a serious handicap.
- Okay reload speed for her main battery guns.
- Very potent torpedo armament, capable of impressive reload speeds with the right mix of upgrades and commander skills.
- Can equip Torpedo Reload Booster.
- Lowest detection radius among Tier IX destroyers.
- In a world of gunboats, her overall DPM is hardly impressive.
- Lowest top speed among Tier IX destroyers.
- Vulnerable to enemy aircraft, especially if equipping Torpedo Reload Booster instead of Smoke Generator.
- Turret traverse time for main battery remains slow.
- Detection range of Type 93 torpedoes gives opponents more time to react than torpedoes from Fletcher or Udaloi.
- Type F3 torpedoes,
- Hull (B) for ~14% more health and to unlock Shimakaze,
- Type93 mod. 3 torpedoes for the biggest bang,
- Type9 mod. 2 GFCS for gun range [optional].
Yūgumo is an excellent torpedo destroyer and her build should augment her best attributes.
- Slot 1: Main Armaments Modification 1 () to increase turret and torpedo tube survivability.
- Slot 2: Engine Room Protection () to lessen the chance of the engines blowing up and to get them running again more quickly.
- Slot 3: Torpedo Tubes Modification 1 ()
- Slot 4: Propulsion Modification 1 () or Steering Gears Modification 1 ()
- Slot 5: Concealment System Modification 1 () for even better sneak.
- Slot 6: Torpedo Tubes Modification 2 ()
Yugumo has two priorities: survival, and her torpedoes.
|Recommended Commander Skills|
Grease the Gears
Incoming Fire Alert
Extra-Heavy AP Shells
Fill the Tubes
Swift in Silence
|Key: ★★★ - Extremely Useful ★★ - Frequently Useful ★ - Occasionally Useful No stars - Not Useful|
Yugumo can equip the following consumables:
- Slot 1: Damage Control Party ()
- Slot 2: Smoke Generator () or Torpedo Reload Booster ()
- Slot 3: Engine Boost ()
Type 1, 2, or 5 camouflage can be equipped for credits; Types 1 or 5 are recommended at a minimum to reduce detectability range.
Players who wish to spend doubloons can equip Yūgumo with Type 19 camouflage that lowers her detection radius, reduces the accuracy of incoming shells, reduces her repair costs, and increases the amount of experience she earns.
SignalsYūgumo’s reliance on her torpedoes for much of her damage output make equipping Juliet Whiskey Unaone signal flags highly attractive, particularly for Torpedo Build captains; Torpedo Build captains will want to equip November Foxtrot flags as well, in order to improve the cooldown speed of Torpedo Reload Booster. Main Battery Build captains should equip India X-Ray and Victor Lima flags. Juliet Charlie and Sierra Mike flags are recommended regardless of build.
Yūgumo lays a smokescreen to shield a friendly Friedrich der Große battleship.
Yūgumo joins an Amagi in the melee.
- Maizuru Naval Arsenal; Kyoto, Japan
- Laid down: 12 June 1940
- Launched: 16 March 1941
- Commissioned: 5 December 1941
- 2,077 tons displacement, standard
- 119.17m length
- 10.8m beam
- 3.76m draft
- 3 boilers, 2 turbines
- 35 knots at 52,000 shaft horsepower
- 5,000nm at 18 knots
- Six (3x2) 127mm dual purpose guns
- Four (4x1) 25mm guns
- Eight (2x4) 610mm torpedo tubes
Yūgumo (夕雲?, "Evening Clouds") was the lead ship of her class of destroyer built for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Apart from the modified bridge structure — which reduced wind resistance and turbulence compared to the design on the Kagero-class — her class was visually indistinguishable from Kagero class vessels, and was otherwise very similar. These would be the final class of large anti-surface destroyer the Imperial Japanese Navy would produce.
DesDiv 10 (Kazagumo, Makigumo, Yugumo) Participated in the Battle of Midway. Participated in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal. Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Participated in the Solomons Campaign. Participated in the evacuation of the Aleutians. Participated in the Battle of Vella Lavella.
- Kazagumo was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 8 June 1944.
- Makigumo struck a mine and was sunk on 1 February 1943.
- Yugumo was sunk by surface gunfire and torpedo on 7 October 1943, during the Battle of Vella Lavella.
DesDiv 31 (Naganami, Makinami, Takanami, Onami, Kishinami, Kiyonami, Okinami, Asashimo) Participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz. Participated in the Naval Battles of Guadalcanal. Participated in the Battle of Tassafaronga. Participated in the evacuation of the Aleutians. Participated in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. Participated in the Battle of Cape St. George. Participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Participated in the reinforcement of Leyte. Participated in Operation Tenichigo.
- Naganami was sunk by air attack on 11 November 1944.
- Makinami was sunk by surface gunfire and torpedo on 25 November 1943, during the Battle of Cape St. George.
- Takanami was sunk by surface gunfire on 30 November 1942, during the Battle of Tassafaronga.
- Onami was sunk by torpedo on 25 November 1943, during the Battle of Cape St. George.
- Kishinami was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 4 December 1944.
- Kiyonami was sunk by air attack on 20 July 1943.
- Okinami was sunk by air attack on 13 November 1944.
- Asashimo was sunk by air attack on 7 April 1945, during Operation Tenichigo.
DesDive 32 (Hayanami, Fujinami, Suzunami, Hamanami, Tamanami) Participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Participated in the reinforcement of Leyte.
- Hayanami was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 7 June 1944.
- Fujinami was sunk by air attack on 27 October 1944, after the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
- Suzunami was sunk by air attack on 11 November 1943.
- Hamanami was sunk by air attack on 11 November 1944.
- Tamanami was torpedoed and sunk by submarine on 7 July 1944.
DesDiv 2 (Kiyoshimo, Hayashimo, Akishimo) Participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Participated in the reinforcement of Leyte.
- Kiyoshimo was sunk by air attack and surface torpedo on 26 December 1944.
- Hayashimo was damaged by air attack and intentionally grounded on 25 October 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. She settled and was repeatedly attacked over the next 40 days until finally abandoned as a wreck on 3 December 1944.
- Akishimo was sunk by air attack on 14 November 1944.
- Japanese destroyer Yūgumo (1941) - Wikipedia
- Yūgumo-class destroyer - Wikipedia
- Japanese Destroyers - Yugumo - World of Warships Official Channel - YouTube